Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are inflammatory bowel diseases causing chronic inflammation of all or part of the gastrointestinal tract. Symptoms include abdominal pain, cramping, fatigue, internal bleeding, and frequent and urgent bowel movements, in some cases over 20 times a day. Canada has some of the highest prevalence of Crohn’s and colitis in the world, with approximately 270,000 people diagnosed. One Canadian is newly diagnosed with Crohn’s or colitis every hour.
Crohn’s and Colitis Canada is on a relentless journey to find the cures for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and improve the lives of people affected by these devastating diseases.